How to put an image on your Etudes homepage

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How to put an image on your Etudes homepage


Hi this is Cyrus I’m the Multimedia Specialist
here at West LA College and today I’m going to show you how to put a homepage image on
your Etudes course site. Very easy if you know the steps so her we go… Step one you’re
gonna open up Etudes. So I’m gonna go down here to Firefox, which Etudes likes. Always
use Firefox. And I’m gonna go to Etudes. I’m already logged in. And I’m gonna pick my site.
Here’s my class that I want to add the homepage image to. So here we are. Why is my homepage
blank? We’re gonna want to change that so the second step you’ll see here’s home, this
little bar here, we’re gonna go all the way to the right. And there’s a little gear icon
here hiding. Gonna click on that, that’s your edit icon. And that brings up this screen,
which we have options, we’re not gonna pay attention to that now, and then home items.
We’re gonna click on add. And you can enter a title here. It can describe the picture
or it can simply say weekly picture. I’m just gonna be really original and type in homepage
image. And then you can pick a release date by clicking this tiny little calendar, that’s
a calendar icon. And it’s automatically gonna highlight today’s date, which is March 7th,
so if you want the image to show up immediately you’re gonna click on that. It’ll also give
you a time down here so you could open it up at 8am or you can change that to anything
you want. It’s currently 1 o’clock, just a little after 1pm so I’m gonna leave it at
8am and that’s gonna make it open immediately, anything before 1pm would let it open up immediately.
So I’m happy with that I’m just gonna click ok or you can yeah you have to click ok. Next
you’re gonna see this source area down here, this is where you’re gonna pick your source.
I’m gonna choose select or upload a file, there’s a lot of other options, but we’re
not gonna get into those right now. So I just clicked on select or upload a file and that
opened up this nice little box down here, which is your homepage image folder. You can
see it’s empty. Now the great thing about the Etudes update is that now it’s very simple
to drag and drop images from your desktop or wherever. I’m gonna drag this image in,
this is the one I want. And you can see if I scroll down, there it is! That was easy.
Now there’s another step you have to do. You can’t just think that because it’s blue it’s
gonna show up, you actually have to double click on the image. I’m gonna ignore that
phone call. And here it is, it shows up right here selected file, it’s got the name of the
image. Gonna scroll down some more, there’s a preview so it lets me know that yeah that’s
the image I want and that’s the one that’s gonna show up on the homepage. And this is
a very important box called Alternative Text. And if you write something in here, basically
you’re gonna want to write a little description of the picture and that allows screen readers
to detect that there’s an image there. It’s good if you have a student who is visually
impaired and uses a screen reader it’s gonna explain to the student that there’s an image
there and basically tells the student what the image is so that they don’t have to miss
out on that content. Kind of like closed captioning in that respect. So I’m gonna just type in
a short description of this image and I’m just gonna say protest interview Berkeley
1960s Free Speech Movement. And this is actually a picture of my mother who was in the Free
Speech Movement back in the day at Berkeley. So, down at the bottom when we’re finished
we’re not gonna click done, do not click done, click publish! And how do we know that’s gonna
be on the homepage? Best way to do it is to click this little return up here in the left
corner. And Boom! There it is. There’s my mom on my homepage. And there it is that’s
how to put an image on your homepage. Fairly easy if you know the steps, but would be a
little confusing if you couldn’t find this little gear over here. That’s it, thanks for
watching!

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